Trade Mark Formalities Paralegal

Trade Mark Formalities Paralegal

Trade Mark Formalities Paralegal

Job Overview

Location
London, England
Job Type
Full Time Job
Job ID
6968
Date Posted
9 months ago
Recruiter
Alice Lidze
Job Views
51

Job Description

  • THE ROLE 

    The Trade mark (TM) Formalities Paralegal will sit in the Intellectual Property (IP) sub-team within the ASOS Legal Department. As an innovative pure-play e-commerce fashion destination, every inch of ASOS incorporates IP, trade marks and our brand. This role will be critical in ensuring that the Legal Department meets the needs and requirements of all elements of ASOS’ business across the globe, requiring the ability to give commercial as well as legal advice, to operate comfortably and effectively in many different jurisdictions, and to promptly identify risks and issues that need to be escalated within the Company.    

      

    You’ll need to be hands on and commercially minded, with a strong professional ethic, and the energy, interest and training to deal with tasks associated with the whole lifecycle of our TMs. You’ll need to have a very keen interest in Trade marks, be happy to deal with both formalities and paralegal tasks, and move as quickly as the rest of the business.   

     

    You will be…   

    There are two key parts to this role –you will be responsible for formalities in the team, as well as handling some additional TM paralegal tasks:  

     

    Docketing and formalities related - 

    • Responsible for ensuring that ASOS’ TM database contains accurate, relevant information 

    • Producing reports and data required by IP sub-team, Legal Department & the wider business 

    • Managing formalities associated with trade mark filing programs, prosecution, registration and renewal, for example preparing PoAs, application forms, paying renewal fees, etc 

    • Dealing with filing programs for designs & © 

    • Processing the formalities related to TM (legal) transfer projects 

    • Organising and maintaining storage of original documents 

     

    Trade mark related -  

    • Reviewing trade mark and company name watches, providing a first view 

    • Instructing filing programs with local counsel and following up to ensure all requirements are met 

    • Preparing TM applications and recordals at UKIPO, EUIPO & WIPO 

    • Dealing with specification objections 

    • Working closely with local agents to ensure that our TM portfolio is managed efficiently 

    • Collecting evidence required for filings, prosecution and disputes undertaking brand clearance searches. 

     

    We’d love to meet, someone with… 

    • CITMA Paralegal qualification 

    • A keen eye for detail   

    • Strong organisational skills  

    • The ability to work within a face paced, constantly changing environment   

    • The capability to adapt their approach and communications to ensure excellent interactions across the business  

    • Strong TM registration and prosecution experience, within a leading trade mark attorney firm or in-house  

    • An ability to work in a fast-growing, agile, adaptable environment is preferred  

     

    You must have a keen eye for detail and be organised – we cover a lot of ground and you’ll have autonomy from day one, so you need to be comfortable with working under pressure, making quick and considered calls and pushing projects forward. Finally, this is 100% a role for someone who LOVES trade marks! 

     

    What's in it for you? 

    • Competitive salary, bonus and pension matching 

    • Life insurance, free private medical care, cycle to work scheme + more 

    • A bespoke flexible benefits scheme catered to you 

    • Best in class Learning & Development schemes and career development programmes 

    • 25 days holiday + never work on your birthday again! 

    • Free modern onsite gym, plus personal training and wellness rooms 

    • A dynamic social environment, from company-wide sports days, charity days, ‘Give A Week Away’ opportunities to visit our charity partners in India & company-wide celebrations to name just a few 

    • Huge staff discounts and sample sales  





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